7/13/2017 3:40:25 PM

QBF tournament to show solidarity with Qatar

QBF tournament to show solidarity with Qatar

Doha: The Qatar Basketball Federation will organise a one-day 3x3 Tamim Al Majd Championships for men and women to show solidarity with the country and the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

“We want to show our strong support to our leader and Emir Sheikh Tamim. And the best way to do it is through sport,” said QBF Federation President Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Muftah.

The teams can register on the QBF’s website.

While there has been an embargo by some of the GCC nations on Qatar since last month, the country has received support from various quarters including the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), which emphasised sports and politics should not be mixed together.

The ANOC members praised Sheikh Tamim and the Qatar Olympic Committee for hosting several top international sports events.

“Qatar will bring the world back to the region when it hosts the 2019 IAAF World Championships, 2022 FIFA World Cup, 2023 FINA World Championships and other events,” the ANOC had recently said.

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